After a minimum of nine months, the number of new cases stabilizes again.
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The number of new COVID-19 cases rebounded again Tuesday, more than doubling after a nine-month low of 221 was reported in Utah on Monday. Meanwhile, more than twice as many tests were administered.
And, after reporting no new coronavirus-related deaths on Monday, the death toll rose by five on Tuesday.
Vaccine dose administered in the previous day / total doses administered • 16,373 / 1,027,073.
Fully vaccinated Utahns • 372,564.
Cases reported the day before • 481.
Deaths reported the day before • Five.
Washington County reported two deaths: a man between the ages of 65 and 84 and a man 85 and older.
Three counties reported one death each: a 65- to 84-year-old woman in Salt Lake County, a woman in the same age range in Utah County, and a man 85 and older in Summit County;
Hospitalizations reported the day before • 171. That’s seven more than Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 55 are in intensive care units, four fewer than on Monday.
Tests reported the day before • 5,476 people were tested for the first time. A total of 15,610 people were evaluated.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 8.8%. That’s slightly higher than the seven-day average of 8.3%.
His new method counts all test results, including repeated tests on the same individual. Monday’s rate is now at 3.1%, lower than the seven-day average of 4.1%.
[Read more: Utah is changing how it measures the rate of positive COVID-19 tests. Here’s what that means.]
Totals to date • 379,081 cases; 2,032 deaths; 15,167 hospitalizations; 2,298,572 people tested.